With the theme of “Hope,” the Southern Vermont Arts Center (SVAC) in Manchester, Vermont, opened its annual Fall/Winter member exhibition on October 10. On view in the Yester House, the exhibition represents an artistic response to this year’s COVID-19 pandemic by 75 of the 200 SVAC member artists. Their works invite visitors to ponder a range of media and to find respite from the stress caused by the health crisis.
The offerings are diverse, ranging from Kathleen Fleming’s new works, the colorful “After the Rain” and “Beyond the Fields,” both mixed media on panels, to Todd Reuben’s graceful stainless-steel sculptures. Lauren Silver’s ceramic stoneware plants and Carolina Ellenbogen’s nine miniature portraits of “People I’ve Never Met” add to the serendipity.
Deborah Liljegren, Patty Hudak and Anthony Surratt are among the featured artists with works ranging from photography to watercolor on Japanese paper to colorful abstracts.